The G2 team has a wide scope of experience within the U.S. Navy’s virtual SYSCOMs (systems commands), which include NAVSEA (Naval Sea Systems Command), NAVAIR (Naval Air Systems Command), NAVSUP (Naval Supply Systems Command), and SPAWAR (Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command). G2 has the capability and the experience to perform tasks in all seven zones.
THE NORTHEAST, ZONE 1
ComGlobal Systems, Inc., provided C4ISR technical support to ESC Hanscom Air Force Base; Air Force Network Management, Integration, and Gateways (Tactical Data Links) to include Joint Air Defense Systems Integrator, Roll On Beyond Line-Of-Sight Enhancement, B-2 Beyond Line-Of-Sight, Common Link Integrator Processor, Tactical Open Architecture Development, Common Host Interface, Objective Gateway, and Air Force TDL Laboratory.
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AMSEC provided documentation and technical data in support of communication program software; ASDS Switchboard Upgrade on CVN 73; the Smart Ship Engineering Control System on USS Hue City; Common Submarine Radio Room; weapons simulator operability, simulation runs, data recording, disk back up, system failure troubleshooting and repair, and corrective maintenance
AMSEC performed communication program software testing; software integration, engineering, installation, and testing of the Smart Ship Engineering Control System on USS Hue City; interactive charting tool development for the presentation and organization of planning data; an automated Internet Relay Chat (IRC) alert system and message logger and a tactical-exercise track plotter/editor; and, Interactive Multimedia Instruction development for maintenance of the AN/BYG-1(V) system, a software implementation in an electronic classroom.
SAIC provided Information Assurance risk assessments, contingency plans and reports, security testing and evaluation plans, tests development, administration support, and certification and accreditation maintenance.
SAIC employees are the on-site government representatives at selected contractor facilities and during satellite communications installations. SAIC provided financial program management and strategic planning for the large periscope and communications programs and provided contractor-furnished and incidental materials to suit numerous installations, including the Smart Ship engineering control system equipment (ECSE) installation on CG 66.
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL, ZONE 2
Silver Bullet Solutions, Inc. (SBSI) is currently engaged in development of the Next Generation Fusion Architecture. Under this SBIR, SBSI is researching a data open architecture layer for the E-2C Hawkeye that can support advanced levels of data fusion. Experiments are being conducted with various tracking and assignment algorithms against an embedded DBMS implementing a portion of the Command and Control Information Exchange Data Model (C2IEDM)—the NATO standard for C2—for the purpose of understanding the process for re-hosting the E-2C’s mission software into the new architecture. In parallel, SBSI is developing techniques for ontology development from data models and advancing the theory of ontology relationship to inference networks, in particular, a closed mathematics for inference network theorems.
AMSEC (PCI) developed requirements for open architecture for future ship systems, Operational Requirements Document for the DD(X), and requirements engineering and analysis for Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense. Additionally AMSEC provided design oversight for the development, engineering, and integration of a new emergent warfare area into the DD(X) ROD, standup of a design agent engineering team, and research of applicable technologies; systems engineering for PEO (IWS) 2.0 and test trials support for PEO Ships. AMSEC also performed Marine Architecture support for NAVSEA 05, including concept, preliminary, contract, and detail design engineering, systems engineering, and process engineering for all new and multi-flight DDG, LHD, LHA, CVN(X), T-AKE, T-AKR, and T-AGOS ship classes; liaison with NAVSEA 08, NAVSEA 05, TYCOMs, SSES, NNSY, PSNSY, and NGNN regarding the engineering efforts related to electrical systems and equipment issues; engineering and technical support to the CVN 21, CVN 76, and CVN 77.
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AMSEC (PCI) provided documentation and technical reports in support of: CVN 21, CVN 76, CVN 77, RCOH ship design managers, DDG 51 ship design, and marine engineering for NAVSEA 05D2; concept, preliminary, contract, and detail design engineering, systems engineering, and process engineering for NAVSEA on all new and multi-flight acquisition DDG, LHD, LHA(R), CVN(X), T-AKE, T-AKR, and T-AGOS 23 ship classes.
AMSEC worked with the Theatre Missile Defense System Exerciser (TMDSE) project, which utilized a DIS driven system to provide hardware in the loop representation of the Aegis Weapon System. The Aegis node initially used ACSIS as a driver but changed to Distributed Sensor Simulation System (DS3). DS3 provided a SPY IOB interface, Log/Gyro interface, clock interface, IFF interface and a simulated missile interface. SAIC performed systems engineering services for PEO (IWS) 2.0 and test and trials support for PEO Ships; supported modeling and simulation development of the CVN 21 program total ship Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM) model. At NSWC Indian Head, AMSEC (EMA) supported software development and ordnance safety analysis directly for Indian Head, as well as at SPAWAR Charleston.
AMSEC (PCI) provided senior government design oversight for the development, engineering, and integration of a new emergent warfare area (Force Protection) into the DD(X) ORD, standup of a design agent engineering team, and research of applicable technologies. Operational and technical expertise was used to develop engineering solutions for electrical systems and equipment issues. Provided Program Office liaison with NAVSEA 08, NAVSEA 05, TYCOMs, SSES, NNSY, PSNSY, and NGNN regarding the engineering efforts related to electrical systems and equipment issues. Additionally, AMSEC (PCI) provided Program Management and acquisition support to the CVN 21 and PMS 378 management teams.
THE MID ATLANTIC, ZONE 3
AMSEC designed, prototyped, tested, integrated and installed a replacement Peripheral Emulation Systems (PES) to update legacy systems that were out of production or would require intensive manpower or maintenance. Replaced systems include AN/UYH-3, RD-358, AN/USQ-69, TT-624, OJ-172 (DEAC), and AN/UYK-7 systems. Provided technical assistance to assess and monitor programs such as Enhanced C4ISR Homeland Security Operations, Joint Battle Management Integration, Distributed Collaborative Tools Suite, Joint Enrooted Mission Planning Rehearsal System–Near Team, Multinational Limited Objective Experimentation, Network Security Management Correction and Display and exercises such as Joint User Interoperability Communication Exercise (JUICE).
Centurum Technical Solutions, Inc. performed independent test of hardware developed by other contractors or government agencies in accordance with approved test plans, specifications and procedures. Prepared reports on measured test results, identifying deficiencies in required operating capabilities and common human engineering aspects. Centurum recommended solutions and alternatives for the improvement of operational capabilities and to correct human engineering deficiencies consistent with C4I common architecture objectives and Year 2000 guidance.
AMSEC developed Information Systems and provided Information Assurance, and Information Technology support, including providing security management and computer system assessment design, data collection, and technical documentation to ensure compliance. Technical assistance was provided to assess and monitor programs such as Enhanced C4ISR Homeland Security Operations, Joint Battle Management Integration, Distributed Collaborative Tools Suite, Joint Enrooted Mission Planning Rehearsal System–Near Team, Multinational Limited Objective Experimentation, Network Security Management Correction and Display and exercises such as Joint User Interoperability Communication Exercise (JUICE).
AMSEC provided program management in support of the search radar ISEA at Dam Neck as a subcontractor to EG&G for SPS-73 radar program planning, administration, and installation and checkout support, including ten successful installations.
THE GULF COAST, ZONE 4
SAIC provided the lead systems engineer for the Navy’s mine warfare tactical decision aid. Mine Warfare Environmental Decision Aid Library (MEDAL) integrates the models and algorithms developed by NSWC Panama City into a planning and simulation tool that is Defense Information Infrastructure Common Operating Environment (COE) compliant and is a segment of the Global Command and Control System (GCCS). Decision aid work extended to the Joint Countermine Application (JCA). The JCA extended the MEDAL baseline into the very shallow water/surf zone and inland to support Army/Marine Corps countermine operations. SAIC provided system engineering design support and software engineering design and implementation for the Advanced Mine Simulation System (AMISS).
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AMSEC reviewed existing documents and developed new technical documentation for NSWCCD-SSES cognizant HM&E ship system(s) to ensure the proper life-cycle logistics support information was available before deployment or when re-deployed after a ship or machinery alteration (MACHALT) has occurred.
SAIC is the lead software developer for the Navy’s mine warfare tactical decision aid. Development and integration of a software segment for the Expeditionary Warfare Decision Support System (EDSS) is also planned to support planning for amphibious operations in the littoral areas. Software development support to the ALWSE-ES project. Data base design/implementation and sensor interface development for two Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) networked sensor demonstrations.
Centurum Technical Solutions, Inc is a key member of U.S. Central Command’s IT organization that provides planning and programming support for future C4 initiatives/strategies and documentation of the Command’s C4ISR architecture and CIO effort. Centurum also maintains the HQ USCENTCOM database listing of all command information systems assets, and assists with the management, and Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of all garrison and deployed Wide Area Networks, Local Area Networks, and the communication and network infrastructure for data, voice, and video. Centurum operates the Project Support Facility’s shipping and receiving of ADP assets, storage of computer/communications related assets and distribution of hardware in conjunction with Government-delivered distribution plans. This includes the O&M, development, integration, testing, training, and client support for all desktops, portable computing devices, applications, messaging systems, databases, and web services used by U.S. Central Command.
THE MIDWEST, ZONE 5
After September 11, points of contact were identified in SAIC’s Homeland Security Task Force for chemical/biological information and access was provided to the SAIC secure Center for Counter terrorism and Technology Analysis website. NSWC Crane and SAIC managers developed a joint proposal to add swimmer detection to NSWC Crane’s IROS3 XE “Integrated Remote Optical Siting and Surveillance System (IROS3)”. Ten years of DARPA, JPL, and ARL research in Micro Electro Mechanical System (MEMS) has been made available to support NSWC Crane’s nanotechnology applications in anti-tamper devices, smart fuses, safety and arming devices, micro power sources (batteries), RF devices, and failure detection systems. A Mobile C2 system, was designed, built, tested and fielded to support the USMC First Marine Expeditionary Force (IMEF) as the tactical command and control center. SAIC used in-house rapid prototyping capability for several of the subsystems.
SAIC redesigned, prototyped, and tested a state-of-the art controller for the GAU-2B/A 7.62 mm mini-gun because of parts obsolescence and high repair costs. As a result, a reliability-improvement ECP was submitted to NAVICP who determined the design met the Buy Our Spares Smart program’s criterion of 2:1 return on investment.
NSWC Crane and SAIC managers developed a joint proposal to add swimmer detection to NSWC Crane’s IROS3 XE “Integrated Remote Optical Siting and Surveillance System (IROS3)”. SAIC participated in the following program support efforts: mechanical engineering to support repackaging of electronic systems such as IROS3 and AN/ALE-47 improved flight line payload simulator; design, prototype and installation of battery thermal test cells; design review and prototyping of an electronic remote detonating device for special operations; and, conducted overall management for the development of the Marine Corps Antenna (MCA) prototype.
THE SOUTHWEST, ZONE 6
For SPAWAR Systems Center San Diego, Gray Systems provided technical and analytical support services to the Navy Health Research Center, San Diego core Combat Situation Awareness program. Gray Systems performed research with sleep deprivation and its effects on cerebral and behavioral responses during cognitive performance. Additionally, Gray Systems conducted technical work required for research execution for neuro-imaging and overnight performance assessment and wake maintenance.
G2 provided engineering support services to individual program directorates at PEO C4I and Space to assist respective managers in the design, development, production, installation and testing of both hardware and software C4ISR equipment and systems. G2 assisted in the review of program development and prototyping technical documentation, assessed test plans and results, validated technical specifications, identified design deficiencies, assessed risk and proposed lower risk alternatives, where appropriate. In addition, G2 assessed problem areas in hardware contractor’s technical approaches and recommended solutions, prepared and reviewed appropriate interface specifications, installation plans and inputs to Base Electronic Systems Engineering Plans (BESEPs), Ship Alterations (SHIPALTs) and other related documentation. G2 also provided System Engineering support services required for technical activities associated with individual product support.
SBSI led the development of the taxonomic tools and data structures, supporting the Core Architecture Data Model (CADM); providing the DON Chief Information Officer with a set of prototype utilities that could facilitate Navy Enterprise Architecture Development. Currently, SBSI is engaged in prototype development of the Navy Common Data Base (NCDB). The database is a common database for reference data for Navy models and simulations, so that results from one model are commensurate with those from another. SBSI is designing the core and data mart databases, reverse engineering the M&S data structures, and specifying the translations necessary to populate the M&S databases from the normalized database.
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SPAWAR Systems Center, San Diego, Code 245, was tasked by the Office of Naval Research to conduct research and development into the transfer of Real-time Targeting and Retargeting (RTR) information among the Joint Forces Air Component Commander (JFACC), airborne strike assets and other associated battle group Strike C4I systems. Integral to the effort is the integration and development of the functional interfaces and components that combine live entities and simulations into a synthetic environment for RTR. The RTR environment consists of distributed and collaborative functionality, integration of simulation tools, decision aids, communications architecture, and an Enterprise Environment infrastructure designed to support sharing of information at various levels of the command structure. As a prime contractor, G2 prepared the detailed technical data and documentation necessary to support RTR system development, reflecting the latest design, configuration, integration, and installation concepts. Technical documentation was in the form of paper, electronic and interactive computer systems for the RTR Program.
G2 has been involved with the ACMS project since its inception 9 years ago and has been engaged in all aspects of the effort including requirements, design, analysis, development, integration, training, testing, and installation. G2 performed analysis, requirements gathering, prototyping, and review of the user needs for a complex system that included satellite multi-beam complexity, database replication issues, and user-site need variations; setup the configuration management of the software, the test labs, the trouble reporting mechanisms, and assisted with the setup of the Earned Value matrix; performed the code control during the development process, as well as the problem tracking and monitoring; G2 performed software, integration, and database development on the project; evaluated, reviewed, and prototyped approaches before the final design was determined; performed design reviews to move the software from a SUN platform to a PC platform; performed site surveys to assess needs of the user; and, worked with the SE team on design. G2 performed code, unit test, and integration; designed and implemented the interface to a terminal, which was successfully installed in the field; and, performed daily builds for both development and integration.
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G2 was responsible for Configuration Management across the entire JMINI program; represented the program in technical meetings with product vendors, evaluated design and implementation trade-offs and proposed solutions; prepared and gave briefs to users; provided input to system requirements analysis; requirements decomposition from ORD into SSDD, SRS, and Use Cases, allocated functional requirements down to software units; specified and developed software to analyze performance of candidate hardware platforms, operating systems, and programming language environments. Produced multiple builds; responsible for defining technical resource requirements required to develop the SAC II Subsystem including the allocation and balancing of resources across functional components; responsible for the development of the NMS and SAC II software in accordance with the approved designs; produced and maintained lab floor plans, equipment elevations, connectivity diagrams, and provided oversight of equipment installations and alterations for the JMINI lab and resource requirements; performed engineering oversight of system software and hardware integration including phased system integration of Network Management System (NMS), remote NMS, Satellite Access Controller (SAC), JMINI Network Interface Card, and Digital Modular Radio, and integration of the SAC II and NMS subsystems; coordinated lab equipment resource utilization, assisted lab users by providing configuration and operation guidance, performed lab equipment connectivity configuration control and COMSEC user support; additionally, the JMINI experience is relevant in that it establishes G2’s credentials for successfully managing a multi-dimensional contract, which demonstrates an adherence to contract-specific tasks including configuration management, data management, quality assurance, documentation, safety and reporting. G2 personnel participated in JMINI’s Software Process Improvement (SPI) efforts including the successful Capability Maturity Model (CMM) Level 3 internal and external certification.
X-Feds, Inc. provided technical support for development and assessment of Computer Network Defense In Depth (CND-ID) Strategies including the following efforts: supported the coordination for the establishment of IA requirements within the scope of CND-ID with NETWARCOM; developed plans for technical evaluation and design of IA services and components within CND-ID programs; provided security architecture and subject matter engineering support of IA initiatives; performed product reviews and provided engineering architecture guidance on Computer Network Defense in Depth products and technologies with applicability to Fleet requirements; development and risk assessment of Computer Network Defense in Depth strategies; establishment/evolution of IA requirements with NETWARCOM; developed plans for technical evaluation and design of emerging IA services and components; provided IA guidance, assessments, and engineering support for the development of secure wireless network and mobile device implementations; improved the security readiness of naval wireless networks and mobile computing devices. In addition, X-Feds, Inc. efforts included development of a technical strategy, which supports a WLAN extension to all mobile devices including laptops, Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), and IP phones. Also, X-Feds Inc. investigated computer network defense issues associated with both wired and wireless networks, primarily focusing on shipboard networks and their support Network operations Centers. X-Feds Inc. provided technical guidance to PMW 161 to ensure compliance and compatibility with end state architectures. X-Feds Inc. provided standardized security design and installation baselines to ensure enhanced configuration management and developed technology roadmaps for Navy Information Assurance capabilities.
As the prime contractor for the RTR program, G2 provided engineering and analytical skills to ensure that the RTR system and capabilities were properly tested and that joint interoperability requirements have been fully met at all levels of their life cycle. Integral to the effort is the integration and development of the functional interfaces and components that combine live entities and simulations into a synthetic environment for RTR. The RTR environment consists of distributed and collaborative functionality, integration of simulation tools, decision aids, communications architecture, and an Enterprise Environment infrastructure designed to support sharing of information at various levels of the command structure. G2 prepared software test plans and procedures for RTR components to ensure successful software integration within the architecture, and conducted software testing as part of the development process; designed JavaDocs, White Box Testing Definitions, Unit Tests (Black Box Testing), executed System Test Descriptions, and constructed System Test Reports.
Tele-Consultants Inc. (TCI) assisted SPAWAR with improving the quality of equipment design by improving technical data accuracy, timeliness and logistics support, while simultaneously reducing lead times and cost in support of the Navy Extremely High Frequency Satellite Program (NESP), the Joint Tactical Radio System, the Advanced EHF Navy Multi-band Terminal, and the AN/WSC-6 (V) 9 Super High Frequency (SHF) programs. TCI provided maintenance planning support for new installation hardware and ECPs through in-depth reviews and analyses of production maintenance engineering documentation to ensure maintenance concept requirements were met. It also conducted validations/verifications of PMS procedures for systems identified, to ensure technical accuracy and compliance with OPNAVINST 4790 and MIL-P-24534. Upon completion of each validation/verification, a detailed report of discrepancies and action items was submitted to the appropriate program office. TCI provided support analysis for installation and fielding of Engineering and Field Changes by reviewing ILS elements for technical accuracy. Additionally, it submitted, and tracked the nomenclature request packages for the Improved WSC-6(V)9 C/X, the WSC-6(V)7 Dual Channel variations, 2.5-meter antenna system, EHF LDR, MDR, HDR, FOT, NECC, and TIP systems into the Joint Electronics Type Designation Automated System (JETDAS) website and received final approvals, IAW SPAWAR 4410.4A and MIL-STD-196E. TCI developed, submitted, updated and tracked all ILS certification packages for the EHF FOT (V) 9, 10, and 11, TIP, NECC, and applicable SHF and EBEM ILS Certification packages to support prior and current installations. It also provided delivery of Provisioning Technical Documentation (PTD), coordinated with NAVICP to ensure technical data, such as Allowance parts lists (APL), were available to support ECP data requirements for PMW 170 (176, 179) 770 (173).
TCI provided SME personnel to review and update the JTT-M JTA and added task analysis for Integrated Broadcast Service-Interactive (IBS-I) Producer requirements;
provided updates to the JTT-M TRPPM to adding IBS-I Producer training, personnel changes, and changes to training strategy; conducted Training Needs Analysis; provided ILS support to update the JTT-M NTSP to reflect changes in training locations, personnel, installations, and add IBS-I Producer training; developed JTT operation and maintenance, and IBS-I Terminal and Enabling Objectives; developed JTT operation and maintenance, and IBS-I instructional strategies, methodologies, and techniques; reviewed existing training materials for COI applicability; developed course curriculum to include: lesson plans, trainee guides, test banks, job sheets, lab sheets; developed IBS-I scenarios in support of various operational requirements like Ballistic Missile Defense, high interest target tracking, littoral and open ocean interdiction; and provided course evaluation support during train the trainer and course red line.
Juno Technologies personnel have been actively working for SPAWAR in the conduct of in-service engineering for a number of years. Juno Tech personnel have performed numerous initial and update installations of the Integrated Shipboard Network System (ISNS), CENTRIXS, and TMIPS-M. Also, Juno Tech is called upon frequently to provide both remote and on-site technical assist visits to Fleet units experiencing difficulty with their Program Of Record systems; Juno Tech personnel are employed in the Fleet System Engineering Team. Juno Tech personnel have considerable experience in the end-to-end operation of the Navy Wide Area Network and are frequently able to resolve shipboard issues which are the result of either configuration errors or faulty links at shore or remote facilities.
G2 provided Project Management support services required to assist in the preparation and maintenance of: budget submissions and execution status, program planning and guidance documents, and other program documentation. G2 also provided support services required to assist in the preparation and maintenance of management data inclusive of the following: Work Breakdown Structures (WBSs), project schedules and networks, cost estimates/models and progress/special reports and supporting documentation, and management reviews and progress reports. G2 has provided program support to PEO C4I and Space, SPAWAR 04, SPAWAR 05, SPAWAR 08, PMW 157, PMW 161, PMW 165, PMW 166, and PMW 179.
G2 provided administrative support services required to prepare and implement operating policies and procedures, security-related measures and controls, briefing presentations, travel arrangements and information management. G2 supported programs and offices include PEO C4I and Space, SPAWAR 04, SPAWAR 08, PMW 157, PMW 165, PMW 166, PMW 179, and PMW 790.
THE NORTHWEST, ZONE 7
AMSEC used Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) Acoustic Intelligence toolsets under development within MSSD to enhance a similar capability at NSWC and NUWC at a fraction of development costs. AMSEC conducted analysis of new technologies and revisions to approved ECPs and Design Memos for CVN 21. AMSEC developed design drawings for conversion of dry-cleaning shops into self-service laundry, arrangement modification and compartment renovation design guidance, including impacts to electrical, steam and water systems.
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In support of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, AMSEC personnel provided Ship Information Book update and Selected Record Document development on GS-23F-0107J.
AMSEC used Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) Acoustic Intelligence (ACINT 21) toolsets under development within MSSD to enhance similar capability at NSWC and NUWC at a fraction of development costs, and incorporated the Mine Warfare Environmental Decision Aid Library into efforts to provide effective mission planning capability for small UUVs.
AMSEC provided Ship System engineering technical support including all areas of ILS for Hull, Mechanical and Electrical (HM&E) systems and equipment and relevant technical data. AMSEC provided technical services necessary to ensure the effective and economical support of a system or equipment for its programmed life cycle. AMSEC provided support for the NSWCCD-SSES Electronic Publishing System, including concept studies and assessments to ensure the system evolution supports technology refresh requirements. publishing and distribution of confidential technical manuals.